College Admissions Info

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays
  • 6 advice topics

Student Background

Hi! I'm an international freshman at Wellesley College!
From: Hong Kong , Hong Kong
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Early Decision
Applied To: 1 school
Accepted At: Wellesley
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Cantonese

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1520
Highest SAT: 2210
SAT Prep:
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High School Performance

High School Type: International
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: High at first but got worse
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Gay/Straight Alliance, Debate Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Philosophy Club, School Newspaper/Magazine/Journalism
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College Application Essays

Personal Statement: Failure experience
670 Words
Map of Africa It started with all the makings of a great online battle. It was late one Saturday night, and I was engaged in a discussion with someone who - horror of horrors! - mistakenly referred to Africa as a country. It was a small error, but it belied a more profound misunderstanding about the nature of the world. My fingers raced over my keyboard to correct this insensitivity. How could I allow others to stay blind to the...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
329 Words
To me, knowledge is about application. Without practice, theory is irrelevant. That’s why I find the Tanner Conference so exciting. I consider myself an action-based learner and hence have never felt completely at ease within conventional classroom structures that rely rigidly on memorizing data and don’t focus enough on exploration within learning. When researching the Tanner Conference I fell in love with the idea of learning alongside peers who are passionate about their own unique interests - from...

College Admissions Advice

5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
9 Words
Wellesley Wendys are...

What I now know about my school that I never would have known prior to enrolling
85 Words
How real the Wellesley network really is. Some people are part of their college community for 4 years. Wellesley students are part of the W community for...

What I’d change about my application process
89 Words
Looking back, I stressed a lot over my personal statement, tweaking words and phrases over and over. That probably wasn't the sane-st thing to do, nor was...

Most popular extracurricular activities at my college
93 Words
There are LOTS of great acapella and singing groups for such a small school. Tea-ing is popular at Wellesley (the process of joining a society, which is kind...

Whether I used a private admissions counselor, and advice I received
113 Words
Yes. I used a private counselor. In all honesty, I'm not sure how helpful this was. My biggest piece of advice in putting together an application is to just remember that your goal is...

Why I ultimately chose my school
165 Words
I chose to apply to Wellesley ED because: (1) I wanted a small school, where I would have intimate access to the professors, classes would be small and I would see familiar faces around me every day. (2) I wanted a liberal arts school, because I needed more time to decide on...